Comment: Immigration Laws Hurt Economy

The Boston Herald carries an op-ed by the president of the American Bar Association arguing for comprehensive immigration reform. "What is remarkable is not that future business owners look to our shores, but that our nation's obtuse immigration laws have not suffocated business innovation and development altogether… Even the brightest foreign students graduating from U.S. universities cannot obtain continuing visas and are forced to leave the United States, taking their knowledge and ideas with them… Matters of life and liberty are decided in our system of immigration justice without the most basic protections that we expect in American courts." To preserve and raise American competitiveness in the global economy, the House must pass CIR. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.






Article: Bait-and-Switch, USCIS-Style by Kenneth White

Blogging: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Retroactive Application of Padilla v Kentucky by Matthew Kolken

Blogging: Driver’s Licenses for the Undocumented in California by Carl Shusterman

Bloggings by Greg Siskind:  Education Secretary: Colleges Should Offer Lower Tuition to DREAMers,  California to Provide Illegally Present Immigrants with Drivers Licenses

Bloggings by Roger Algase:  Incompetence, Not Only Intolerance, is a Barrier to Immigration,  Over 100 Brave Women Arrested Protesting For Immigration Reform,   House GOP Leaders Say: Enforcement Only - Now And (Probably) Forever

News: USCIS Updates Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Statistics






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October 8, 2013 - 1:30pm [EST] - Washington, D.C. - Terrorist-Related Inadmissibility Grounds Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting - The USCIS Terrorist-Related Inadmissibility Grounds (TRIG) Working Group will host its quarterly stakeholder meeting to provide updates and statistics regarding the TRIG workload and allow participants to raise TRIG-related questions and issues. To participate in this in-person event, please RSVP by emailing the Public Engagement Division at public.engagement@uscis.dhs.gov. In the email, please reference "TRIG Quarterly" in the subject line and include your full name and the organization you represent in the body.






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